Earlier this summer, Renee Swope posted a devotional about praying for your husband. She did a beautiful job of explaining how she incorporated scripture when praying for her spouse. After reading this, I decided to try it as well. When you are specific with God and pray His Word back to Him, things happen!
I feel God leading me to facilitate a workshop for the ladies in my church--married or engaged or separated--this fall. I want to encourage them to lift up their husbands each day and to be very intentional. For example...if your spouse is struggling with anger over little things (well, things that YOU think are little!!) you could find anger in the Bible and look up the scriptures that are listed in the concordance. Look at this from James. "My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry..." James 1:19. Then you could pray something like this:
Lord, I ask that you would remind my husband to be quick to listen and slow to anger especially when he is dealing with the children after a long day at work....
(This is just an example! Hubby could actually pray this for me!! He has the patience of Job!)
In addition to learning how to pray for your husband scripturally, a precious friend of mine shared that she journals prayers for her husband. She has faithfully written an entry and a prayer EVERY DAY for almost a year!!! She simply purchased a neat little journal from Hobby Lobby and began to pray! Another gal she works with is doing the same thing, and they are holding each other accountable for this! She is going to give this beautiful gift to her husband this Christmas. Talk about your one of a kind present! I just love this idea!
What I would LOVE to hear from y'all are words of wisdom for this class. I think it will be held in late October. I am really trying to determine the logistics!! Should it be a small class for a more intimate setting? Should it be limited to a certain number of women? How big is too big? What else should I incorporate into this? This class will only last an hour...too long and ladies won't come or will get bogged down! I want to model how to use scripture in prayers and let the ladies practice this! I would love for them to share some of the scriptures that they will use while praying for their spouse. Please feel free to share your wonderful thoughts!! I truly value your opinions.
It's been another busy week! I've subbed several days and have gotten into my Bible study class--Isaiah Part 2! I am loving this!! I'll hop around and visit your blogs over the next few days. Hope you have a great day!!